Mr. Sekobane officially opens the Buhle Park Secondary School Library & and the Library itself.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni handed over a new library to the Buhle Park Secondary School, which promises to be a positive influence on learning outcomes for the students and the community at large.
On 30 June 2020, the DA team – consisting of Cllr. Kade Guerreiro, MP Michelle Clarke, Shadow MEC for Education Khume Ramulifho, and DA Youth Leader MP Luyolo Mphithi, officially handed over the new library to Principal Mr. Sekobane.
The Buhle Park Secondary School has been trying to obtain a library for years to no avail, as the City of Ekurhuleni has unfortunately failed to provide any funding or support.
The library has now become a reality thanks to the efforts by the DA, and the generosity of organizations, businesses and private donors all over the Province, who donated over 15 000 books, as well as tables, chairs and shelves.
The opening of the library marked the final day of Youth Month, and was an appropriate occasion to reflect on the youth of 1976, as well as on our current education system, where less than 10% of schools in South Africa have functional libraries.
This is a blight on the system and something that the DA is committed to make a difference.
Libraries play a critical role in providing students with access to information so that they can excel academically and ultimately uplift their communities.